Located 100km south of Lima
Local economy largely based on informal agricultural activity
Cañete Province was severely affected by the 2007 earthquake -
69.6% of homes damaged or destroyed
Prior to the earthquake, Cañete had a poverty rate of 50%, with an average monthly income of US $192
Though the area has many natural resources, basic services of education, healthcare, water, sanitation and shelter are inadequate.
At a glance
A closer look
Although Cañete has great potential for agricultural development through the availability of natural resources, water, and good climate for farming, the area is marked by high rates of poverty.
Among the major poverty issues in the area are the extreme difficulty in access to and /or the low quality of educational services, as well as the environmental degradation.
Malnutrition affects between 18-27% of children between urban and rural areas, making them more vulnerable to preventable diseases and affecting their ability to achieve their full academic and developmental potential.
46.3% of rural single mothers live in extreme poverty.
Poor children lose motivation and drop out of school due to pressure from their families to go to work and contribute income as soon as possible. As such, there is a large achievement gap between poorer and wealthier children.
Many people travel to work on large commercial farms, including children who are unable to attend school because their schools were destroyed or damaged by the earthquake, and have not been repaired.
Due to the lack of basic quality services, like education, people with greater socioeconomic resources often leave for larger cities like Lima, Chincha or Ica, depending on proximity and available means.
The migration of these individuals and families drains resources and the will for change, further isolating families living in poverty and strengthening the barriers between those living in poverty and those moving out of it because of its closeness and based on their means.
As part of Coprodeli’s efforts in the region, Coprodeli is in the process of launching:
Center for Social Services
Education Center - will serve 500 students pre-k through 12th grade
Youth Outreach Center
Humanitarian Aid Hub
100 homes will be built
Social & Medical Outreach Campaigns
Will bring humanitarian assistance and primary care to marginalized populations who do not otherwise have access to these services